Sunday, March 23, 2003

Missing the point

Saturday's Dominion-Post had two stories in the business section that annoyed me: one titled Non-alignment policy may cost economy, and one by economist Gareth Morgan warning that selective morality comes at a price. The argument ought to be clear from the titles - our failure to prostrate ourselves before the hegemon could provoke a trade backlash, therefore we should do it now (and ditch our nuclear-free policy while we're at it, according to Morgan).

Both these writers are missing the point - it's not about money. But I guess we can hardly expect suits and econodwarfs - mercenary fucks who believe that there is no other value besides the Almighty Dollar - to understand that.